Today Sutherland Institute joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos praising her outspoken commitment to education choice.
“Education is about the student, which is why education decision-making belongs to parents, local leaders and states. Sutherland Institute is encouraged by Secretary DeVos’ support for education choice allowing parents to meet the unique needs of their students. We also recognize that the creation of education choice policies must respect the Constitution and federalism. We believe there are important balances available that can both achieve greater options for families and respect for what belongs to the states, local districts and parents.”
The letter outlines the importance of state-led efforts on education choice, emphasizing the need to remain true to the tenets of federalism and move education decision-making out of Washington – so that states, local school districts, and ultimately parents are in control.
Additionally, the letter offers support for specific policies that the administration should champion to bolster education choice movements across the nation and keep the education choice movement unified.